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Yo-Yo Ma uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about playing cello. Would Yo-Yo Ma ever collaborate with a rapper? Why is it that in every movie the cellist plays Bach's Cello Suite No. 1? Why are cellos so expensive? Can you hurt you arm playing the cello? Yo-Yo answers all these questions and much, much more.

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Yo-Yo Ma Answers Cello Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED




  • This is the noisy neighbor you want to have.

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  • just like a cello, you and I resonate under pressure

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  • His vocab is so wide and beautiful that I almost can't comprehend it 😂

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  • !!!!! Mr. MA, YOU ARE THE BEST !!!!!

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  • Whenever I start getting bad anxiety I lay down and listen to Yo-Yo Ma. So soothing

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  • Jello is an instrument, confirmed

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  • I want to hear Yo-Yo Ma read books like The Chronicles of Narnia....

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  • Came to this post to not only listen to YO YO MA but also find all the Ling Ling wannabes. Not disappointed at all.

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  • Anyone else think his voice sounds similar to John Cusack's? No? Just me? Aight.

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  • 0:32 Here is a famous clip of Yo-Yo Ma himself playing Suite No. 1 nocds.info/border/video/d5Gknm2hln9prdc

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  • “Transcend technique in order to express!!!”❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ what a great way to explain expression when playing!

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  • In 'Love and Gravity' (novel), the main character, who is a cellist, was literally transported in a different place and time. = )

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  • it's so amazing how he talks, so inspiring

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  • Love you Yo Yo!

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  • Your voice is so therapeutic

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  • his voice is so soothing

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  • So beautiful ☺️

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  • Missed opportunity to call "cello-elbow" "cellbow" (pronounced "chelbow")

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  • Why did I read the title as “yo-ma ma”?

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  • I reas the title as Yo Mama x_x

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  • Wonderful :) x

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  • "frets" are for people who do not want to fret themselves over finger placement. it is finger placement on easy mode

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    • It's called "cheating".

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  • Fun fact: I have met the wife of this musician.

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  • why do I read it as "Yo Ma-Ma"? :")

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  • 3:01 and 3:25 He did a impersonation of Daniil Shafran nocds.info/border/video/mK2iZpKMgJOAgbE Just kidding, Shafran is my absolute favorite Cellist of all time..

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  • "it is explosive" Ever heard of a trombone?

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  • 1:42 -> me a baroque cello player : haha yeah, big pegs on gut strings, please end me now :cry:

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  • Yoyo mama

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  • I clicked this becausse I read: Yo Mama answers Cello Questions lol

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  • What an utterly fantastic video, and an utterly fantastic gentleman! Mr. Ma, you have been a "face" and a "name" to me for SOOOOO long...it is truly wonderful to hear you become a "voice". May all good things come to you!

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  • love this guy i love his album with astor piazolla's works

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  • "Transcend techniques in order to express..." Wow! Deep!

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  • Stank-faced Yo-yo-ma isn’t real; he won’t scare you. Stank-faced Yo-yo-ma: 4:06

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  • So, that weird sound that Kramer shouted was the actual name of a person...

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  • Am i the only one who thought of JoJo?

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  • I confess for I'm a sinner... at first i read his name Yo - Mama

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  • I'm not a big fan of classical musicians who make a big show of how they move with the music. In fact, I suspect it may make their actual playing worse. However, one practical reason to move with the music is to keep time. That's just about the most important thing a musician has to do.

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  • I myself am a guitarist and bassist. Now I’m learning the fiddle. And OMG i understand why people take so many years to sound not like walking over a cat.

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  • Never thought I'd get to hear Yo-Yo Ma of all people speak. I'm really glad I did, he's a great musician and a cool person.

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  • this guy performed for JFK I think. besides stretching vitamin c and fatty foods helps me.

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  • Wired always choose the best people to explain something.

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  • Yo Ma Ma.

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  • Yo mama

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  • Tell me im not the only one who read "Yo mama answers question about cello"

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  • I read his name as “yo mama”

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  • I'm by no means a musician, but I can confirm that it feels good to simply vibe with my guitar, make random faces, and sway back and forth.

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  • What a beautiful interview! Thank you Yo-Yo Ma!

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  • I am now convinced that I NEED a cello.

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  • Adored this!

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  • With vibrato, do you mainly alter the amplitude (volume) of the sound or the frequency (pitch) of the note? I always thought the movement of the finger was to oscillate the pitch around a tonal center, but Mr. Ma keeps using the word "amplitude" so now I'm confused. (Pianist here.)

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  • The movement can be natural as part of the expression of the music or it can be an affectation done because the player thinks they are expected to move. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference, but I recall watching a flute player who had the end of her instrument moving in a circle constantly. Fast parts, slow parts, loud parts, or soft parts, the flute moved in a circle and it wasn't even on the beat. Just random circles. Obviously an affectation. She wasn't feeling the music, just moving because she imagined that she had to move.

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  • If there is a will, there is a way! I love the cello! I am a violinist and love the violin too!

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  • Yo-Yo Ma is so cute and warm. Like someone you can have over for tea and chat all day with. Love this video 💚

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  • I love this and I lobe yo-yo ma! I named my son after Gabriel’s Oboe on the yo-yo ma plays Ennio Marricone ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  • I just learned more in 10 minutes here than 8 years of playing cello in school. I want a do-over!

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  • No. Piano is king of instruments. Sorry

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  • why do I keep reading he's name as Yo mama😭 great video tho

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  • Robert California, when did you turned into an Asian brother?

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  • Oh Yo-Yo Ma! Listen! This dude is talking about being ALIVE! NOW! this is advice for life, your actual life!

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  • According to my dads 23andMe, Yo-Yo Ma is related to him so ig we’re relatives lol

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  • What a lovely person

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  • For the second time i’ve read his name as Yo Ma-Ma. Damnit.

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  • He just seems so kind.

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  • FANTASTIC! So interesting!!! Thank you!

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  • Thanks again☀️

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  • Thank you Wired Magazine for @WI_CelloSupport! Where #ScienceMeetSpirit in #SacredSynergy Great description or what vibrato is - #Amplitude! Motion communicates energy! There's sooo much going on beneath the surface - OF #EVERYTHING! Thank you for the scientific break down of relationship and chemistry of the #Materials - the #SacredSynergy of the instrument! What a beautiful sound you make - How #Blessed we all are to have this incredible dialog, this unique conversation with you! Thank you Yo-Yo!!! @cybergrrrl

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  • I love Yo-Yo Ma! He always has so much fun playing cello! Makes you love the cello too!

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  • such an incredible being !

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  • I quit playing violin due to cost and I desperately wanted to play cello but I’m too small and prefer to sit on the floor. So I play the gucin 😌

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  • He's so nice!!!

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  • 🖤🖤🖤🖤✨👏😌

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  • I have learned Sooo Much! I am not a musician but I've always appreciated the space music takes me too. ,-)

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  • During the height of the pandemic, one of my cats and I would take a daily cello break. We both appreciated your pieces.

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  • Yoyo Ma. What’s not to love?

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  • You are a treasure of this Universe! Thank you.

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  • Fascinating! Thank you!

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  • This makes me want to learn to play the cello, even at 70 years old!!

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  • What a sweet man.

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  • I'm confused why no one in the comments are talking about how his name is almost Yo Ma-Ma

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  • Is it weird that I misread his name to Yo-Ma Ma? :))

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  • Once got to see him play the Bach No. 1 in person!

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  • Thank you, Yo-Yo.

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  • Yo-yo Ma, the world is so very lucky to have you in it. Thank you!

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  • I loved this. I had not seen this previously and really enjoyed both the questions and Mr. May’s answers. It helps us better understand so we can enjoy at a different level. Thanks.

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  • I could listen to this all day. He’s so engaging and passionate. Yet calming at the same time. Thank you for the video and advice! 💜💜💜

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  • With his enthusiasm, I could listen to to Yo Yo Ma read a recipe. As a guitarist, I may argue what is the best instrument, but in no world am I going to challenge him to a challenge. I imagine he could out play me on the guitar with both hands duct taped.

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  • What a wonderful Q&A with YoYo Ma - love his personality!

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  • My fav character on Arthur

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  • What a delight! Thank you, Yo Yo... for your time & generosity!

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  • I really enjoyed this,

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  • Me seeing the thumbnail: "what on earth is Bach Suite no.1?" Me at 0:48 : "oh"

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    • Kinda funny...he played that number in the Russell Crowe movie “Master & Commander”!

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  • What a wonderful human being!

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  • You HAVE to do a Collaboration with Cloe Chua!!! Right?!!! 😉😲

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  • One of my favorite albums is Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone - amazing 😍 and watching this video just makes me love him more. What a special person he is!!

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  • With the cello having no frets, would that make it the only instrument that can be played by any culture regardless of scales and temperament and whatnot ? Can't think of any other instrument that isn't in some way based on subdivisions or some sort of scale.

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    • Violin and viola are the same

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  • What a nice guy. Great perspectives on music. Wholesome. I learned a lot.

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  • Love You Yo-Yo.. Great Answers YeH!

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